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Future of Work Scenarios 2035: How Will Leaders Manage in a Majority-Bot Workforce World?

Published: 04 April 2018

ID: G00354455

Analyst(s): Desere Edwards , Richard Hunter , Tom Austin, Craig Roth , Graham Waller , Helen Poitevin , Van Baker


The impact of AI-enabled software and hardware machines on society and the workplace depends on the trajectories of strong forces. In this research, we explore four scenarios for the future of work and offer advice to leaders on how to manage the machine-human workforce in each.

Table Of Contents


  • Building the Scenarios: Process and Premises
  • Four Scenarios Represent the Future of Bots in the Enterprise
  • Leadership, Not Just Management, Is Required in All Scenarios

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